A look at Omaha Metro’s buses

Omaha Metro (O-Metro as its sometimes known as) was rebranded from MAT during the Summer of 2010 is Omaha Nebraska’s transit system. It operates 34 different local and express routes in two states (Iowa and Nebraska). The bus fleet offers quite a bit of variety for a bus fanatic. The 1993 and 1994 Flxible Metros…

Retro Buses: Altoona Amtran’s GMC Fishbowls

The GMC T6H-4523A a.k.a. New Looks or Fishbowls aren’t a common sight anymore. Most remaining Fishbowls are now part of historical fleets or part of museum pieces. There is still one place in the America where Fishbowls are still seen running on fixed routes and school trippers – Altoona, Pennsylvania. Amtran still has six GMC…

St. Louis Metro partners up for an electrifying future

St. Louis Metro transit is looking to the future with efforts to improve and enhance transit services to meet the ever changing needs of the St. Louis region. A recent Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant will allow Metro to create a more environmentally responsible transit system through new ideas and technology. The grant funding is…

Via on demand ride sharing replaces local bus service in Arlington, Texas

Arlington, Texas is the largest city in the U.S. that didn’t have a public transportation system. It is nestled between Dallas and Fort Worth, both of which operate their own public transportation systems ( FWTA and DART, respectively). Arlington tried to setup a local public transportation option for a couple years. It contracted local public…

Como Connect settling lawsuit and the city will rename the system

As if things couldn’t get anymore worse for Columbia Transit a.k.a. Como Connect. Another change is in store, but this time its the name that is being changed, AGAIN! A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the city of Columbia over a trademark dispute. An electric company based in Tipton, MO called Co-Mo Connect,…

A big change coming for Como Connect?

It looks like another major overhaul at Como Connect is in the planning. After a total revamp of its whole fixed route service and a rebranding back in 2014, now it looks like the “major” changes weren’t so great after all. I’ve covered Como for over a decade and haven’t seen it so bad. Ridership…